The disagreeable weather has wreaked havoc on the MD of Bonnyville’s road project schedule. Pretty much everything is behind.
Staff are calling June the “mudbog month”. However progress is still being made. The 70 drainage issues on the board at the beginning of the season have been reduced to 35. A contractor is being used to help whittle down the lengthy list. The contract Road Gravelling Program is working in the Flat Lake area and will continue for the next two months. Given the weather conditions, it is expected nearly every gravel road in the M.D. will require attention.
The Dust Suppressant Program and the application of MG 30 will not commence until the sun starts to shine consistently. The Construction Crew is literally bogged down on Range Road 491. They are patiently waiting for the weather to improve so the work can be completed and they can move onto Rge. Rd. 484. A second crew is working on the intersection treatment on Highway 55 and Rge. Rd. 433. The Paving Crew has wrapped up in the Drouin Subdivision, but is still working on Township Road 630 by the ski hill. The crew has also rectified some culvert settlements.
The Oiling Crews are working on Twp. Rd. 630 in Ward 4 and doing some rip and relay on the Wolf Lake Road. If the weather does not improve, the Oiling Program will suffer. The Waterline Tech Committee has been moving along with the plans for the waterline between Cold Lake and Bonnyville. It reviewed the draft proposal and is waiting for the revised version from the consultants to be discussed at a July 6 meeting. The Gurneyville Road contractor is on schedule to have the first section into Bonnyville paved prior to the Canada Day Parade – as long as the weather cooperates. The Ardmore Water and Sewer line replacement is delayed because of weather. The 2017 Asphalt Crack Sealing Tender was awarded to Alberta Parking Lot Services for $104,200.